Sri Lanka serial blasts

Sri Lanka proposes five-year jail terms on fake news spreaders

The move follows repeated government allegations that social media platforms have been used to spread online hate, in a country where ethnic divisions still linger.

published on : 6th June 2019

Hindu Makkal Katchi chief visits Sri Lanka, pays homage to attack victims

Arjun Sampath paid homage to the civilian victims of the 2009 civil war between the government forces and the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

published on : 28th May 2019

Sri Lanka troops hunt Islamists linked to suicide attacks

Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks.

published on : 26th May 2019

Five suspects linked to Easter bombing mastermind arrested

The five suspects were arrested from the north central region of Horowpothana on the day when eight Tamil National Alliance members voted against the Emergency declared in the country.

published on : 24th May 2019

Sri Lanka president extends national emergency by month

Citing 'public security', President Maithripala Sirisena issued a special gazette notification to give the police and the military powers to arrest and interrogate suspects without court orders.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lashkar-e-Taiba's grand terror plot in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives

A special group headed by Lashkar-e-Taiba's Muzzamil Bhat from Sialkot and his lackeys made forays into Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2007.

published on : 7th May 2019

No record to suggest that some Sri Lanka bombers visited Kashmir: Officials

However, there could be a possibility of the bombers visiting the state using pseudonym, the official said, adding if Sri Lanka hands over some evidence, it can be verified from the ground.

published on : 5th May 2019

Sri Lanka to deport all visa-violating foreigners

The move comes as part of the heightened security measures in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

published on : 3rd May 2019

India-based photojournalist covering Sri Lanka blasts arrested for 'trespassing'

Danish had attempted to enter the school to obtain information regarding a student killed in the bombing of St Sebastian's Church when parents who were at the school at the time alerted the police.

published on : 3rd May 2019

Sri Lanka lifts social media blockade imposed after Easter Sunday blasts

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to lift the ban on Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular platforms from April 30.

published on : 1st May 2019

Female bombers may pose as devotees to attack Buddhist temples in Lanka: Intel

It has been alerted that female bombers posing as devotees may attack Buddhist temples after authorities seized white clothes from a house that was raided.

published on : 29th April 2019

Post-Easter blasts, Sri Lankan woman gifts five pet dogs to army for explosive-detection training

The dogs will be trained in in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron of the Sri Lanka Engineers within a few weeks before they are tasked with specific roles.

published on : 29th April 2019

Not your enemy: Hyderabad Muslims condemn Sri Lanka bomb blasts

As many churches in the city wore a gloomy look after the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the city’s Muslim clergy and scholars came together and spoke of religious harmony at various churches.

published on : 29th April 2019

UAE-based Indian couple survive Sri Lanka bombings, man had witnessed 26/11 terror attacks too

Abhinav Chari and his wife, Navroop were in the island nation for a business trip and were staying at the Cinnamon Grand where a bomb had gone off on Easter Sunday.

published on : 29th April 2019

Sri Lanka Easter blasts: NIA conducts raids in Kasargod, Palakkad, one person taken into custody

NIA had conducted searches at the residences of three suspects, two in Kasaragod and one in Palakkad as part of its investigation into the ISIS Kasaragod module case.

published on : 28th April 2019
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